Current Events

The Heritage Commission is Moving

The Morris County Heritage Commission is moving! Communications with our administrative staff may be briefly interrupted while our offices and archives are being moved from the Morris County Cultural Center to the Morris County Library. We will be unable to respond to research requests until the relocation is completed. We apologize for any inconvenience during this transition. This notice will be withdrawn upon our return to normal operations. Thank you for your patience.

Summer 2015, Special Edition Newsletter

Heritage Commission Summer 2015 Newsletter, Special Edition by Morris County NJ

Board Development for Non-Profits

The commission is partnering with the New Jersey Historical Commission to bring Best Practices workshops to the northern New Jersey history community. Presenter Brian Crockett will take workshop participants though the importance of board development. Refreshments and luncheon will be provided. Learn more.

History Grants Available in Morris County

The Morris County Heritage Commission has received a grant of $18,684 to provide re-grants for local history projects and General Operating Support (GOS) from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. The re-grant program supports a variety of efforts to increase appreciation, knowledge, and preservation of Morris County’s history. Re-grant awards from $1,000 to $5,000 will be available to history organizations and other non- profit organizations that have a history based project.  Get more information and download a copy of the application guidelines and application.


Ayers/Knuth Farm, Denville  Octagon House, Boonton Chatham Historic District c. 1985 Parsippany Presbyterian Church Washington Township Historical Society Museum Chamberlin House/Jefferson Twp Historical Society

The Heritage Commission ensures the preservation of historical information and provides resources to increase awareness of the people, places, and events that have given our area a special place in the history of New Jersey and America. Enjoy exploring Morris County's many historic communities, parks, archives, museums, and libraries!

Online Exhibits

The Heritage Commission is pleased to announce its new online exhibits program. The virtual exhibits will enhance topics presented in the static displays at the County Courthouse and Cultural Center, and provide a new way to learn about Morris County history. View the exhibits.


The archives are now open by appointment only.